PEr FYI

July 6, 2013

Chia Te Bakery Co., Taipei…..the pineapple cake that all others answer to

Although they have several pastries and an assortment of delectable delights, do yourself a favour and try the pineapple cake. SO GOOD. The outside is like a buttery shortbread crust – crumbly and crispy, more like an egg roll and the inside is filled with fresh, mouth-watering, juicy pineapple jam-type filling- with the right amount of sweetness and soft (but not mushy) texture.  This adds up to a simple, flakey, and perfectly sweet (not too sweet) cake. The cakes are individually wrapped but take it from me…one piece is just too much of a tease.

These Taiwanese bakers are putting some tasty crack in their buns. The items are not inexpensive, but totally worth it for the quality and taste. They sell a great variety of cakes (cranberry pineapple cake, sun cake, wife cake, mung bean cake, sesame egg yolk cake, milk cake, germ walnut pineapple tart) , egg tarts, so go on over and splurge!

The one and only store in Taipei is located in bustling Nanjing East Road in Taipei. It is not quite accessible from any mrt station, so it’s either a bus or a taxi to get you there. Bummer!

If you’ve never had this pineapple cake from Chia Te Bakery before then hedonism is not your thing. It’s pure indulgence. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

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September 18, 2011

Le Cafe Confectionary & Pastry, Singapore…Golfball-sized pineapples tarts from pastry heaven

If you like your pineapple tarts big, fat and round, try the buttery, flaky, melt-in-your-mouth golfball-sized ones here. I loved the way the crisp, rich yet light outer crust melted in my mouth. There’s nothing to fault about the filling as well…distinct, moist and well-textured.

Trouble is…they are addictive. Once you pop one into your mouth, you can’t stop and want more. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

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